gnoff (9552) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 First rating
(Draught at U Mansfelda, Plzen)
Clear copper color, white head. Sweet malty scent. Hoppy malty taste. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness. Pleasant hoppy aftertaste. Very beautiful and rather nice.
(Draught at Na Parkanu, Plzen)
On June 26, 2008)
Clear copper color, tan head. Sweet malty scent. Hoppy taste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Combined rating: 6/4/7/3/13=3.3
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at James’ house for the End of History tasting. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet grainy apple notes on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet and grainy. Not much going on. More sweetness into the finish.
MoritzF (9369) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, 35.5cl) Clear, amber colour with a medium-sized off-white foamy head. Moderately sweet caramel-malty aroma with bready notes and a tinge of herbal and spicy hops. Mildly sweet and bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a crisp carbonation. Cara-malty, slightly bready taste with present herbal hops lingering into the dry-ish bitter-sweet finish. 12.V.11
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Expressive caramel biscuits cleanly purport ideas of refreshment and long evenings in this professionally constructed, balanced Polotmavé.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A mountain of foam establishes its kingdom atop the shiny copper translucence.
-Some wooden hop bitterness cleverly interrupts the malty reign.
-These hops only seem to appear in the last half of the sip.
-The body is healthy and the level of residual sugars maintains a pleasant middle ground.
On tap at Na Parkanu, Plzen.
KyotoLefty (9127) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in my hotel room in Prague. Nutty, caramel aroma. Pale amber color. Minerally, watery flavor with some caramel and a slightly dry finish. Rather useless, really.
Quack-Duck (9119) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught at the kavarna in Obecni dum, Praha. Clear amber colour, medium head. Well-balanced vienna, not too sweet, not bitter but pleasantly hoppy.
3fourths (9107) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. simple and clean and mild vienna toffee malt and toasted grains with a small raisin chewiness. a bit rough with fizzy carbonation and watery texture. low bitterness. clean, sweet, simple.
mR_fr0g (8934) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at Leightons pad. Clear honey golden coloured pour with a halo of white head. Aroma is sweet nutty, raisin, cardboard. Pretty sweet on the nose. Flavour is composed of nutty, papery, little caramel, light caramel, pretty nasty. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Grainy, nutty, dried fruits.
deanso (8680) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle in a restaurant on the Malostranska Square, Prague
Amber colour (slightly hazy). A decent beer
laiti (8035) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Prague Airport. Rated on 20.07.2009
Aroma is sweetish with malty notes, some berries and syrup. Flavour is sweet with malt, slight roastiness, some berries and hints of chocolate. Feels artifical. Actually this is quite close to Kozel Cerny 10°.